David Norris has exclusively told Football FanCast that Marcelo Bielsa’s contract extension is a relief to everyone at Leeds.
And once again, Bielsa has extended his stay by just one-year, taking him into his fourth season at Elland Road.
Bielsa wasn’t able to celebrate his new contract in style, though, after seeing his Leeds side fall to a 5-1 thrashing at rivals Manchester United on Saturday despite Luke Ayling’s second-half thunderbolt which briefly restored parity.
Despite the result at Old Trafford, Norris told FFC that he’s thrilled to finally see the 66-year-old put pen to paper:
“It’s a massive boost, it’s like signing a top player. I’m sure there was a little bit of panic, but he does tend to do that.
“But he’s been key to everything that’s been good about Leeds in the last few years, so it was important despite it only being a short-term contract.”